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Right to smoko removed

Stuff.co.nz - ‎5 hours ago‎
A law change bringing in far-reaching workplace reforms, including the removal of the statutory right to meal breaks and smokos, has passed its final hurdle in Parliament today.
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Roast Busters case prompts 'step up' call to protect rape victims

TVNZ - ‎9 hours ago‎
That's the message from leading rape prevention educators in the wake of the decision not to lay charges in the so-called Roast Busters case.
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MP retracts Ebola homeopathy support

Radio New Zealand - ‎9 hours ago‎
Green MP Steffan Browning has admitted he was unwise to support and then promote a petition calling on the World Health Organisation to fight Ebola with homeopathy.
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In Burkina Faso, Violent Protests Against Plan to Extend Leader's Rule

New York Times - ‎13 minutes ago‎
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Demonstrators surged through the dusty streets of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on Thursday, overrunning state broadcasters, setting fire to the Parliament building and torching the homes of relatives of ...
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Husband and wife duo join X-Factor NZ judging panel

Stuff.co.nz - ‎8 hours ago‎
Willy Moon and Natalia Kills have been announced as the new judges of New Zealand's X-Factor talent show. JOINING THE X-FACTOR: Kiwi Willy Moon and his wife Natalia Kills.
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Rivlin calls for crackdown on terrorism in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Post - ‎40 minutes ago‎
Livni, Lapid say response must be measured, responsible; housing minister calls to allow Jews to pray on Temple Mount; Arab, Jewish MKs lament closure of holy site.
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Israel slams 'miserable decision' as Sweden's new government recognizes ...

National Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
STOCKHOLM - Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state - a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.
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Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka - A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka on Wednesday, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed.
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Key won't say what he knows about Rawshark

NZ City - ‎6 hours ago‎
John Key was given the name of the hacker who stole Cameron Slater's emails but says he isn't "absolutely sure" the information was accurate.
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Legal proceedings delay officer's trial

Northern Advocate - ‎1 hour ago‎
The trial of former police Detective Sergeant Michael Blowers charged with stealing, selling and dealing drugs was on hold for a day due to legal arguments.
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$2.16 trillion breakthrough for Kiwi firms

Stuff.co.nz - ‎11 hours ago‎
Labour has fallen in behind the Government's decision to join a trade pact that gives Kiwi firms the right to bid for more than $2 trillion of overseas government contracts.
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Women's murder convictions quashed

Radio New Zealand - ‎10 hours ago‎
Murder convictions have been quashed against two women in relation to the death of a man in Whanganui six-years ago. The case relates to the death of Paul Kumeroa, who died after being attacked with an axe at Castlecliff in Whanganui six years ago.
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Auckland rates to rise 2.5pc: Brown

Stuff.co.nz - ‎13 hours ago‎
BALANCING ACT: Auckland City Mayor Len Brown proposed holding the business sector's contribution to avoid a big rates burden for home owners.
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Central banks weigh on kiwi dollar

NZ City - ‎7 hours ago‎
The kiwi dollar has been given a double-hit from the Federal Reserve and NZ's Reserve Bank, which may take the chance to lower it further.
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Boom times for Freightways

Stuff.co.nz - ‎13 hours ago‎
A proposal for an Auckland motorways toll has got residents up in arms, but the boss of courier business Freightways is not losing any sleep over it.
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Manabus launches intercity bus business

Stuff.co.nz - ‎12 hours ago‎
Established bus companies InterCity and NakedBus say they welcome competition from new entrant Manabus, despite the tough reputation of its Scottish owner Sir Brian Souter.
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Record level seen for construction

Stuff.co.nz - ‎14 hours ago‎
Construction activity is expected to reach a record level this year and see double-digit growth every year until 2017, a new report says.

Dimension Data set to launch cloud platform in Auckland

Computerworld New Zealand - ‎16 hours ago‎
“One of the major benefits of our cloud service is that we can offer both global scale and local delivery." By Randal Jackson (Computerworld New Zealand) on 30 October, 2014 09:34.
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“As good as it gets” as Spark makes digital future bet

Reseller News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Designed to protect data not people, Spark Digital continues its investment programme in cloud services with the opening of its new $60m Takanini Data Centre.
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Neilsons win Silver Scroll

Stuff.co.nz - ‎5 hours ago‎
A Canadian sister and brother have won New Zealand's prestigious song-writing prize, the Apra Silver Scroll Award, for a retro-style blues ballad.
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Air New Zealand behind the scenes Hobbit safety video released

TVNZ - ‎16 hours ago‎
Air New Zealand has released a behind the scenes look at its Hobbit safety video. The 'Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made' has been viewed more than 17 million times online and now Air New Zealand is giving fans a peak behind the scenes of the safety ...
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Local versions of The Bachelor and Grand Designs announced

Stuff.co.nz - ‎8 hours ago‎
Popular matchmaking reality television show The Bachelor is coming to New Zealand, along with a local version of Grand Designs. The leading male for The Bachelor will not be announced until the show airs, but the search for bachelorettes will launch ...
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Signs point to November 6 for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies main trailer

TheOneRing.net - ‎1 hour ago‎
10296565_667417219960553_4075720695665026947_n On the TORn messageboards, Ringer caglarkuraner reports some interesting news on when we might see the main trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
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MKR outrage: Did the wrong team win?

New Zealand Herald - ‎15 hours ago‎
The judges declared Neena and Belinda the best cooks on My Kitchen Rules NZ last night, but it seems plenty of viewers disagreed. Outraged viewers took to social media last night to express their disappointment, with many accusing the judges of ...

Taylor tight-lipped on Ryder return

YahooXtra Blogs (blog) - ‎8 hours ago‎
One of Jesse Ryder's closest cricketing allies is refusing to be drawn on whether he should be included in the Black Caps. Ryder is expected to be named in the New Zealand A squad tomorrow to travel to the UAE.
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Russian rocket engines suspected in launch blast

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
CHINCOTEAGUE, Virginia (AP) Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of determining why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA's strategy of using private companies to send supplies ...
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Hawaii Lava Flow Threatens Dozens Of Homes

Getty Images - ‎52 minutes ago‎
PAHOA, HAWAII - OCTOBER 29: In this handout provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), The June 27th lava flow covers view of the flow over Cemetery Rd.
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Chinese sanctuary training pandas for wild

3News NZ - ‎9 hours ago‎
With fewer than 1600 pandas left in the world, it seems almost every birth makes the news. But one sanctuary in China seems to have stumbled on the formula for not only breeding pandas, but returning them to the wild.
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More resources needed so patient safety can come first

New Zealand Doctor Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
Nurses believe many serious and adverse events are a symptom of an under resourced health sector and stressed and overworked staff.
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